Jaakko Honko medals awarded to six influential in promoting research in business and economics
Jaakko Honko medals were awarded to six persons who have significantly influenced research in business and economics. The medals were awarded at the School of Economics during the Jaakko Honko Lecture on 23 January 2012.
Medals are granted by the Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation, Aalto University School of Economics and HSE Foundation.
Jaakko Honko medals were awarded to:
Per-Jonas Eliaeson, Professor Emeritus, Handelshögskolan
Kari Jordan, President and CEO of the Metsäliitto Group
Petteri Karttunen, CEO, SEB Gyllenberg Asset Management Ab
Marja Makarow, Chief Executive, European Science Foundation, ESF
Lasse Männistö, Parliamentary Representative, M.Sc.
Arja Talma, CEO of Rautakesko
President and CEO of the Metsäliitto Group, Kari Jordan, has actively worked for issues valued by and for the good of the Helsinki School of Economics and the Aalto University School of Economics.
As CEO, Kari Jordan has been responsible for the operative side of the Metsäliitto group as well as being the CEO of the Metsäliitto Cooperative. He also has a strong background in banking with 26 years of experience. He previously held the position of Vice President of Nordea Bank’s Retail Banking Operations and was a member of Nordea’s management team, prior to which he was a member of the OKO board at the OP-Group.
Kari Jordan is a person of influence in many arenas. He is a board member at several significant Finnish organizations and companies as well as holding several positions of responsibility in charitable organizations and in organizations supporting the Defense Forces. He is a board member of the Helsinki School of Economics Foundation.
CEO M.Sc. Petteri Karttunen is the director of the board of the Saastamoinen foundation. The foundation has supported the Helsinki School of Economics and the Aalto University School of Economics as well as the University of Kuopio for years. It is a cultural foundation that is also known for its’ extensive art collection.
Petteri Karttunen is respected for his long career in investment banking which began in 1986. As the managing director of SEB Finland’s Wealth Management, he successfully developed and implemented new models of wealth management. Petteri Karttunen and his organizations have received several awards for their work. He has also held the position of Country Head of SEB Finance.
Professor Marja Makarow represents Finnish and European high quality research. She is a professor of Applied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Helsinki. For the last four years she has worked towards developing European Science as the Chief Executive of the European Science Foundation. She is the first woman to hold this position.
Prior to her current responsibilities, Marja Makarow held the positions of Vice President at the University of Helsinki, Research Director at the Institute of Biotechnology at the University of Helsinki, Professor of Medical Biochemistry at the University of Kuopio as well as the position of Researcher at the Academy of Finland.
Her number of publications is extensive, as is the list of positions of responsibility both domestic and international. She has been a member of the Advisory Board of the Helsinki School of Economics and is the acting Vice Chairman of the Aalto University Board of Directors.
Parliamentary Representative, M.Sc. Lasse Männistö is a person of influence in societal matters, a developer of the Helsinki metropolitan area and a friend of the School of Economics. He is a Representative of the Helsinki City Council, the Chairman of the City Planning Committee and a Deputy Member at the City Board of Helsinki.
During his student years Lasse Männistö was an active member of the Helsinki School of Economics Student Association. He has also held the positions of Board Member and Chairman of the Finnish Union of Student Associations.
Prior to his current responsibilities he worked as Special Adviser to the Minister of Housing, in managerial positions in social and healthcare related organizations and as an entrepreneur at Bolder Helsinki.
CEO of Rautakesko, M.Sc., eMBA Arja Talma is a professional and developer ofbusiness management.
Arja Talma was appointed CEO and member of Rautakesko Group’s management team in 2011. She started at Kesko in 2004 and has also held the position of Finance Manager. She has successfully implemented extensive strategic projects and financial management development projects.
Arja Talma has also held the positions of Manager of Finance and Administration at Radiolinja, Partner at KPMG Wideri and KHT-accountant. She is a member of the board at Sponda. As a member of the Financial Issues Preference Group, she actively participated in building and developing the Aalto University in the beginning of its establishment.
Professor Emeritus Per-Jonas Eliaeson has done a significant life’s work in developing research and education in the field of economics in Europe.
He had an important role in the founding of the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management in Brussels in 1971. Eliaeson held the position of President of the Stockholm School of Economics from 1970 to 1986.
He has also been a person of influence in Finland as a representative of the Wallenberg foundation, which aims to develop managerial education and research.
Professor Eliaeson is a long-time friend of Jaakko Honko. They were both awarded Honorary Fellowships at the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management.